Simon explains how he deals with negative thoughts to improve his sense of wellbeing while living alone. The focus on wellbeing feels more widespread than ever before. After seemingly endless lockdowns followed by an ongoing cost of living crisis, it can feel increasingly difficult to remain positive. If you live […]
Bella explains that buying into the ‘you complete me’ mentality does not necessarily protect you from emotional loneliness, especially when you are married. The belief that a person is just not complete without a spouse got its most memorable expression in the movie Jerry Maguire when Jerry tells Dorothy, ‘You
With over twenty years of experience working as an NHS specialist nurse, Gail discusses the connection between loneliness and the extent to which it is experienced by different age groups. In 2018, Tracey Crouch was appointed to lead for loneliness due to the work of the Connection Coalition and
After a divorce, feelings of loneliness and resentment are usually especially aggravated. We get used to a particular person, lifestyle, habits, and shared rituals. When we break up with a partner, it’s time to rebuild our lives. So, how can we cope with living alone after divorce, and is it necessary to
Here we talk about the January blues and how to beat it with tips from Solos. We also dive into Blue Monday and ask if it is really the saddest day of the year or an invention. SOLO LIVING Beat the January Blues, And Is Blue Monday An Invention? Wellness
Psychological richness brings a kind of wealth that can contribute to living a truly good life. Here, Bella dePaulo explains psychological richness and how it can bring something different to our lives that goes beyond happiness. Do you think a good life is a happy life? A meaningful life? It
Being alone and comfortable in your own company is about finding contentment and happiness from activities carried out in solitude. For some, this will sound like bliss, whereas for others, it would be a situation to avoid at all costs. So what does it mean to feel comfortable being alone with only yourself for company? Why do some people struggle to be alone, and what steps can help you be more content with your own company?
You may not realise it, but resilience is a natural outcome of living alone. Being in charge of the decisions and direction of our lives means we develop our abilities in this important area so never underestimate how resilient you are when you are living solo. Here are more reasons
For the uninitiated, it can take some getting used to but living alone can be one of the most liberating experiences life has to offer. From developing a stronger sense of independence to living a life completely on your own terms, solo life has something to offer everyone. If you’re living alone for the first time or seasoned in living solo and in need of a confidence boost; or even if you’re living alone, loving it and like to be reminded (well, why not?!), here are 10 reasons why living alone can be good for you.
Micky has felt the pressure to use dating apps, even though she has chosen to be a young single. In her article, Being A Young Single, Is My ‘Loveless’ Lockdown Any Less Important Than Yours?” she talks about romantic love taking precedence over the social connection Solos have missed during